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Charlie Smith is the author of six collections of poetry which include Women of America (W. W. Norton, 2004), Heroin and Other Poems (W. W. Norton, 2000) and six novels including Cheap Ticket to Heaven (Henry Holt & Co., 1996). Smith, born June 27, 1947 in Moultrie, Georgia, and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Duke University, and University of Iowa Writers Workshop has worked as a journalist and editor, businessman, farmer and laborer.
Smith worked for the Peace Corps in Micronesia from 1968 to 1970. Residing in New York City, Smith now devotes his time to writing and teaching. “The haunting tone of Smith’s verse reflects a cynical and disillusioned world whose inhabitants desperately seek a hard won wisdom that is central to Smith’s own experience.” –Gary Kerley.
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"A Selection Process"
Charlie Smith's poem "A Selection Process" is captured in this elegant, limited-edition broadside from Wood Works Press.
Women of America
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